Catalogue of urban forms. Folded slabs

Extract from the book Why Density? Debunking the myth of the cubic watermelon

May 25, 2015

Catalogue of urban forms. Folded slabs

1. Kindergarten 2. Retail 3. Playground 4. Pocket park 5. Mountain dwellings

The authors pay homage to l'Unité d'Habitation inside two transparent boxes whose form is based on visual axes. They design corridors that access different types of homes which are developed at different levels. The effort to individualise each apartment is remarkable.

Vm housing
BIG, JDS (PLOT)
Copenhagen (Denmark) 2005

Plot area: 8,027 m2
Floor Area: 25,000 m2
Coverage: 0.44
Floor Area Ratio: 3.11
Dwellings: 221
Parking places: -
Other uses: retail

 

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